Closing Costs What Are They And Who Pays Them

What are closing costs explained

What Are Closing Costs? Closing Costs are fees that both buyer and seller pay in the sale of a property. They are typically associated with the buyer costs as the buyer initiates the loan process after the offer is accepted. In fact the seller often pays more in closing costs than the buyer but it appears as a deduction. They are agreed upon costs that appear on the HUD-1 Settlement Statement. On Continue Reading

Home Sold in Southwick Farm For Top Dollar

Southwick Farm Home Sold We recently closed on 136 Bradford Circle in the Southwick Farm Subdivision in Clayton. The home sold for $2,000 over list price and was the highest priced home sold in the neighborhood by price per square foot in a year. At over $109 a square foot sale price it was over fifteen dollars higher than the average home sold in Southwick Farm in the same period. Days On Continue Reading

What Do You Do When You Get A Repair Request From A Buyer

Shocked expression after receiving a repair request.

The Buyer Wants Us To Fix What?   Home Inspection Report It's sometimes a nasty shock for sellers who have lovingly taken care of their home over the years to get a home inspection report that reads like it came from a derelict building. In truth almost every home regardless of age will have something wrong with it or something that needs attention, even new homes have something that a Continue Reading

4th Of July Celebrations In The Triangle


Fourth of July Celebrations near Raleigh Here is a list of some of the Fourth of July Celebrations going on across the Triangle this year 2015. Before you head out to any of the 4th of July Celebrations check with the town or the organizers beforehand to confirm start times and features. There are links to most of the events below. Nobody said you're limited to fireworks on the Fourth, so Continue Reading

55 Plus Communities in Johnston County

A picture of a home in the Longleaf Neighborhood of Flowers Plantation

Where are the 55 Plus Communities in Johnston County? They are coming and there will be more in the future as the county grows and people start  looking for more choices, better value than some Wake County real estate is able to offer. First lets figure out what exactly is a 55 plus community and what isn't. A designated 55 Plus community has restrictions on the age of residents in that one Continue Reading

244 Crestdale Drive

Picture of the home at 244 Crestdale Drive in Clayton, NC.

244 Crestdale Drive, Clayton, NC 27520 This is a beautiful  custom home in the popular Cassedale  Subdivision in Clayton, NC 27520. The home has three bedrooms and a bonus room or you could use the bonus as a fourth bedroom. The home was built in 2013 but feels brand new. Sitting on a flat mostly cleared 1.14 acre lot there is plenty of privacy and room for swing sets, soccer goals or Continue Reading

Flowers Plantation Map of Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Map

Flowers Plantation Neighborhoods With an ever growing number of neighborhoods being built in Flowers Plantation we thought it would be helpful to have a map where each neighborhood is located in the development, it also gives you a good idea of the size of each neighborhood. If you switch the map to satellite view you will be able to see which neighborhoods have trees. Each neighborhood has a Continue Reading

Crystal Creek Subdivision In Clayton, NC

Picture of Crystal Creek Subdivision

Searching For Homes In Crystal Creek Subdivision   Crystal Creek Subdivision is one of the most searched terms my website with almost daily traffic coming from people typing in the phrase Crystal Creek homes for sale or similar terms. It's been a while since I was physically out there but I keeping touch with clients who live there so I wanted to see what was going on...and there is a Continue Reading

54 Ainsley Court Four Bedroom Home In Plantation Pointe

Picture of 54 Ainsley Court in Plantation Pointe Subdivision

54 Ainsley Court, Clayton, NC 27527 This is now the only four bedroom home available in this great neighborhood Plantation Pointe in Clayton at this time. The 2700 square foot home is move in ready and priced at $90 a square foot which is a great price in todays Clayton real estate market. The home has barely been lived in and still has a new house feel. Call (919) 601-2268 today to Continue Reading